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Bundesliga: FC Bayern extends contract with Pavlovic

Bundesliga: FC Bayern extends contract with Pavlovic
Bundesliga: FC Bayern extends contract with Pavlovic

Aleksandar Pavlovic ends the season with Bayern without a title, and tonsillitis also prevents him from taking part in the European Championships at home. Now the 20-year-old has something to celebrate after all.

FC Bayern Munich has tied its young midfield star Aleksandar Pavlovic to the club for an even longer period. The record champions have prematurely extended the contract with the German international by two years until June 2029, as the Munich team announced.

“Aleks is to become one of the faces of the future of our team,” said sporting director Max Eberl in the statement about the 20-year-old. Sporting director Christoph Freund said: “He carries FC Bayern in his heart and we will have a lot of fun with him.”

Pavlovic has been playing for Bayern since he was seven years old. Last season he made his debut in coach Thomas Tuchel’s senior team and was given his first professional contract at the beginning of November, initially until 2027. Just over six months later, the contract was extended for another two seasons. “This is a huge vote of confidence that I want to repay,” said Pavlovic. “FC Bayern is my favorite club. I am proud, happy and grateful, I want to win titles with the team and develop myself personally.”

Consolation after missing the European Championship

In an overall disappointing Bayern season without a title, the defensive midfielder was one of the winners. He made his debut, promptly made it into the starting eleven and recommended himself for the national team. After just one international match, he was nominated for the European Championship by national coach Julian Nagelsmann, but missed the tournament. “Unfortunately, my dream of the home European Championship was shattered at short notice because of my tonsillitis, which makes me sad – but I am now also very happy about my contract extension with FC Bayern until 2029,” he was quoted as saying.

He is set to become an identification figure at Bayern. “A native of Munich who made his way from a young age at FC Bayern to the pros. He is a role model of how to assert yourself at the highest level,” said Eberl.

Source: Stern

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